Quotations from P G Wodehouse are copyright of, and reprinted by permission of, the Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate © 2017 The P G Wodehouse Society (UK)
Daily Telegraph, November 28th 2016
Charlotte Runcie argued ‘Why PG Wodehouse deserves his place among the literary greats’ writing: “We have a strange lack of respect for geniuses who make us laugh … We assume that just because a book is easy to read, it must have been easy to write. In fact, the opposite is true …”
The Times, December 2nd
The obituary of “hard drinking and swearing editor of Punch” Stanley Reynolds, reported that he “liked to dress as an English toff, preferably one from a PG Wodehouse novel who is about to head off for a weekend in the country”.
Guardian, December 3rd
Dennis Barker wrote in his obituary of Andrew Sachs that radio was a favourite medium “and brought the opportunity to play another great scene-
Slightly Foxed, Winter 2016
A review of Uncle Fred In The Springtime concluded: “Pelham Grenville Wodehouse lived to a great age, had a very long and happy marriage, and conjured up an idyllic world to which he allowed us access. Saints have done less for humanity”.
The Millions, December 18th
In ‘A Year In Reading’ (that’s the activity, not the place) Adam Boretz wrote that he “developed a full-
Only Connect, BBC2 December 19th
Victoria Coren Mitchell admonished the team who did manage to find the connection between “Ring for …”, “Much Obliged …”, “What Ho …”, and “The Inimitable …” after two clues but who said they had never read any of PG Wodehouse’s books. She told them that the Jeeves books “were the greatest books ever written in the English language”. Wise woman!
BBC4, December 30th
From the programme King George and Queen Mary; The Royals Who Rescued The Monarchy: “Queen Mary looked at the summer reading list of her grand-
Guardian, January 7th 2017
In a feature in which a number of writers selected their favourite funny books, Sebastian Faulks selected the Jeeves stories: “I have never been able to tune in to Lord Emsworth but the Jeeves-
The Oldie, February
Matthew d’Ancona, writing in the Modern Life column, explained what the Alt-
The Hindu, February 7th
In ’25 books you must read before you’re 15’, Harshikaa Udashi wrote: “The Code Of The Woosters is a good step into the eccentric world of Wodehouse and his characters … The earlier you are introduced to Wodehouse-
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